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This is important :: Invisibly fingerprinting text with zero-width characters

by Volker Weber

Journalists watch out - you may be unintentionally revealing sources.

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My mind goes to the possibilities of not simply sanitizing text, but potentially redirecting blame. While each one could be different, there's a reasonable chance that you could detect a fingerprint identifying a particular source and reproduce it. Nasty, but a reminder that where there's a reproducible way to detect a source, there's a way for bad actors to cause chaos in a "trusted" way.

Ben Langhinrichs, 2018-01-03

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